The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 383 392 454
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 199 170 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.35% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.38% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 125 52
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£400 £400 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £544 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% +13.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+133.33% +13.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 190 £400 - 63
London -24 96 £450 +12.50% 21
South East +8 45 £370 -2.63% 19
City of London +6 29 £500 +17.64% 5
Surrey +15 25 £370 -7.50% 4
East of England +16 19 £400 - 5
Staines - 15 £513 -
Cambridgeshire - 12 £400 - 2
South West -13 11 £360 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire +5 8 £416 - 9
Bristol -8 8 £325 +20.37% 1
North West -19 7 £478 +52.80% 4
West Yorkshire - 7 £416 - 9
West Sussex -5 6 £290 -15.94% 1
Scotland -6 6 - - 3
Manchester -1 5 £600 +100.00% 3
Essex +6 4 £290 -
Berkshire -1 4 £375 -1.31% 4
Edinburgh -7 4 - -
Hampshire -14 4 £400 -5.88% 7
Cambridge - 4 £350 - 2
Leeds - 4 £416 - 6
West Midlands -6 3 £350 -12.50% 2
Kent - 3 £350 -
Glasgow +1 2 - - 3
Brentwood -6 2 £180 -
Milton Keynes -9 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £431 -
East Midlands +8 1 £300 +46.34%

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 199 (44.92%) Information Security
2 155 (34.99%) CISSP
3 134 (30.25%) Firewall
4 104 (23.48%) Windows
5 95 (21.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 94 (21.22%) CISM
7 78 (17.61%) Finance
7 78 (17.61%) Network Security
8 74 (16.70%) Risk Management
9 59 (13.32%) Penetration Testing
10 58 (13.09%) ITIL
11 56 (12.64%) Vulnerability Management
12 54 (12.19%) SIEM
12 54 (12.19%) CheckPoint
13 53 (11.96%) UNIX
13 53 (11.96%) Linux
13 53 (11.96%) PCI DSS
14 47 (10.61%) Intrusion Detection
14 47 (10.61%) GIAC
15 46 (10.38%) Security Management
15 46 (10.38%) Management Information System
15 46 (10.38%) Security Cleared
16 45 (10.16%) TCP/IP
17 43 (9.71%) Microsoft
18 41 (9.26%) Cisco
19 37 (8.35%) CISA
20 36 (8.13%) Degree
21 35 (7.90%) Qualys
21 35 (7.90%) CEH
22 34 (7.67%) HP

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (4.51%) IIS
2 17 (3.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.90%) Node.js
4 3 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (4.51%) MS Office
2 14 (3.16%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.68%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) Maple
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.03%) SAP GRC
2 8 (1.81%) assyst
3 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.45%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.45%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (30.25%) Firewall
2 78 (17.61%) Network Security
3 47 (10.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 45 (10.16%) TCP/IP
5 28 (6.32%) WAN
6 25 (5.64%) LAN
7 24 (5.42%) Internet
8 16 (3.61%) VPN
8 16 (3.61%) LDAP
9 15 (3.39%) SSL
10 13 (2.93%) Reverse Proxy
11 11 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.48%) DNS
12 10 (2.26%) Wireless
13 9 (2.03%) SAN
14 8 (1.81%) Intranet
14 8 (1.81%) Wireshark
15 7 (1.58%) IPsec
15 7 (1.58%) HTTP
16 6 (1.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.90%) MS Access
4 2 (0.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.23%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (1.58%) Fiddler
2 3 (0.68%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.23%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 78 (17.61%) Finance
2 32 (7.22%) Banking
3 26 (5.87%) Legal
4 18 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.16%) Law
6 12 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.48%) Retail
8 9 (2.03%) Publishing
9 8 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.81%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.90%) Marketing
12 2 (0.45%) Games
12 2 (0.45%) Advertising
12 2 (0.45%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Local Government
13 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.81%) .NET
2 3 (0.68%) HTML
2 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.45%) JSP
3 2 (0.45%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.23%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.23%) SOAP
4 1 (0.23%) XML
4 1 (0.23%) XBRL
4 1 (0.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.38%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.93%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (1.58%) PKI
4 7 (1.58%) CMDB
5 6 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (1.35%) SCADA
6 5 (1.13%) SecurID
7 4 (0.90%) RMADS
7 4 (0.90%) Informatics
7 4 (0.90%) Open Source
8 3 (0.68%) FMCG
8 3 (0.68%) CESG
9 2 (0.45%) DTV
9 2 (0.45%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.45%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.45%) GIS
9 2 (0.45%) Online Games
9 2 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 104 (23.48%) Windows
2 53 (11.96%) UNIX
2 53 (11.96%) Linux
3 12 (2.71%) Solaris
4 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.13%) AIX
6 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.45%) VMS
7 2 (0.45%) HPUX
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.23%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (44.92%) Information Security
2 74 (16.70%) Risk Management
3 59 (13.32%) Penetration Testing
4 58 (13.09%) ITIL
5 56 (12.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 54 (12.19%) SIEM
7 46 (10.38%) Security Management
8 34 (7.67%) Cyber Security
9 33 (7.45%) Incident Management
10 27 (6.09%) Kalman Filter
11 24 (5.42%) Security Architecture
11 24 (5.42%) Risk Assessment
12 23 (5.19%) Information Security Management
13 22 (4.97%) Data Protection
13 22 (4.97%) ISMS
14 20 (4.51%) Information Assurance
14 20 (4.51%) Ethical Hacking
15 19 (4.29%) Risk Analysis
16 18 (4.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 18 (4.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.42%) SQL
2 6 (1.35%) Perl
3 5 (1.13%) LINC
3 5 (1.13%) VB
4 4 (0.90%) Java
5 3 (0.68%) Python
6 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.45%) C
6 2 (0.45%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.23%) Groovy
7 1 (0.23%) C#
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (34.99%) CISSP
2 94 (21.22%) CISM
3 47 (10.61%) GIAC
4 46 (10.38%) Security Cleared
5 37 (8.35%) CISA
6 36 (8.13%) Degree
7 35 (7.90%) CEH
8 28 (6.32%) SC Cleared
9 25 (5.64%) CRISC
10 20 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (4.06%) GCIA
12 17 (3.84%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (3.84%) MCSE
13 14 (3.16%) CCNA
14 11 (2.48%) DV Cleared
14 11 (2.48%) CISMP
15 10 (2.26%) Network+ Certification
16 9 (2.03%) MCP
17 8 (1.81%) CNA
17 8 (1.81%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (21.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (11.96%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.26%) COBIT
5 6 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (1.13%) ISO 9001
6 5 (1.13%) SLA
7 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.23%) TickIT
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 33 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.81%) Nmap
3 6 (1.35%) Snort
4 5 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.90%) Firmware
5 4 (0.90%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.45%) RACF
6 2 (0.45%) UAG
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (6.09%) Nessus
2 7 (1.58%) SCCM
3 5 (1.13%) DatAdvantage
3 5 (1.13%) CORE IMPACT
3 5 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (0.45%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.23%) WSUS
6 1 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.23%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 54 (12.19%) CheckPoint
2 43 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.26%) Cisco
4 35 (7.90%) Qualys
5 34 (7.67%) HP
6 30 (6.77%) McAfee
7 25 (5.64%) Blue Coat
8 24 (5.42%) ArcSight
9 17 (3.84%) Symantec
9 17 (3.84%) Juniper
10 16 (3.61%) IBM
10 16 (3.61%) Oracle
10 16 (3.61%) Tripwire
11 15 (3.39%) Websense
12 14 (3.16%) Cyber-Ark
12 14 (3.16%) LogRhythm
13 13 (2.93%) SolarWinds
14 11 (2.48%) F5
14 11 (2.48%) SAP
15 10 (2.26%) Sun
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